Sting | I enjoy India’s paradoxes
In Jodhpur for a fund-raising concert, Sting talks about his earliest associations with India and the role of yoga in his life
During a practice session on the lawns of the majestic Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, English singer-songwriter Gordon Matthew Sumner, better known as Sting, was contemplating which song they should start the evening with. “Should we do Englishman in New York, Magic (Every little thing she does is magic) or Faith (If I ever lose my faith in you)?" he whispered into the microphone, with an air of cool composure that is such a stark contrast to the intensity he picks up when he starts singing. Englishman was chosen eventually, probably for its easy, lyrical melody. And it set the pace for the night.